Meghan McCain attacked Jared Kusher and Ivanka Trump in an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, for having the audacity to appear at the funeral of her father, former Arizona Senator John McCain.
McCain had stated she didn’t want any member of the Trump family appearing at the funeral, and that she “thought that my family had made it clear, or at least I had, that the Trumps are unwelcome around me and that my father had been clear about the line between the McCains and the Trumps.”
She went on to say that she hoped Kusher and Ivanka were made uncomfortable at the event.
In spite of McCain’s antipathy towards the President’s daughter and son-in-law over their presence, it seems as if they were actually invited to the funeral. Lindsey Graham, a longtime friend of the former Arizona Senator, stated in an interview that no one who was at the September event was uninvited.
Lashing out at someone for attending a funeral they’re actually invited to doesn’t strike one as an healthy reaction to an event meant to commemorate the life of a loved one.
McCain had also taken the opportunity when speaking at the funeral to eulogize in a fashion that seemed implicitly, if not overtly, political in an attack on the President. She attacked unnamed political actors that she saw as having insulted her father’s legacy.
“We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who live lives of comfort and privilege.”
Trump and the Arizona Senator had been participants in something of a running and bitter political feud. The President did not attend the funeral, opting to golf instead and allow those who admired McCain to commemorate his life without a distraction.
It’s sad to see someone harbor antipathy towards people who attended a loved one’s funeral.
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